News Flash in rhyme

Treasury building Washington DC
Treasury building Washington DC
Notice of eviction
Notice of eviction
Eviction
Eviction

The United States’
national debt
has reached its limit
it can’t be kept

We’re talking about
a lot of dough
14.3
trillion dollars or so

An amount like that
is hard to comprehend
so let’s simplify
that we may understand

The amount per month
that they borrow
is 125
billion dollars

4 billion dollars
every day
that’s quite an amount
What can I say?

And every hour
168 mil
40.000 per second
This is so ill!!!

The debt ceiling now
must be raised
shouldn’t those debts
simply be paid?

Upon Treasury sais
Pay debts? Hell no!!!
Up the ceiling
the only way to go

The country in debt
is what we need to sustain
the reason why
they’ll never explain

So congratulations
United States
for keeping the debt
growing this way

There’s one little thing
I don’t understand
when we are in debt
it means the end

Bailiffs, evictions
are the result
when we are in debt
and don’t pay up

Why is it for countries
these days a good thing
and for us the people
almost a sin?

Just something that
goes through my mind
as I’m writing down
this news flash in rhyme

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downpourofwords 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas, USA

wow. What an awesome way to read the news which otherwise may be boring depending on the mood. Loved reading this. keep writing.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Smart words for not so smart times. The zeros hold the fascination. Well done.


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

hi downpourofwords, good seeing you around and I'm glad I can inform people in a different way, more entertaining to light up the darkness of our daily news. Enjoy your weekend.


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Thank you chspublish!!! And the zeros are indeed fascinating to say the least lol.


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manlypoetryman 5 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

Loved the "News Flash in Rhyme"! Exceedingly well done...and scary when all the facts are laid out. I would Vote this up twice...if I could. A Great Rhyme read and a true Poetry tale. Great Idea for a poem. I'm going home this eve and plot out a new country to stay at...just in case we all get an eviction notice in the mail...in the near future!


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Dear manlypoetryman, thank you so much for your compliment. And also for the voting up. And have you already considered another planet instead of another country on this one lol. Maybe if asked nice Scotty will beam us up when we all get kicked out. Although we must have quite a bad reputation in our Universe by now. I wonder if they have a hotline for desperate earthlings lol. What a world huh?


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manlypoetryman 5 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

True...what a world! I have considered building my own Space shuttle to get off this crazy planet. I don't know where to start...but I figure it has to cost about the same to build one (on a smaller scale)...then to pay to go up in space. So therefore...it is better to own then rent...Right? At least...that's my logic on that one. Wonder if my local civic club will approve the building of one in my backyard? It worked for Noah...

Enjoying your humorous take on things Ladyfae...Best to you in your writings!


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Dear manly, those are true words. It is better to own than to rent, especially in this case lol. And I wish you luck with the approval by your local decision makers. That's the one thing Noah didn't have to worry about. Things were so much simpler then lol.

I'm happy I can put a smile on your face. That's my nr 1 passion in this life, making people smile. My grandmother was a star at that and I can only hope that I can at least walk in Her shadow.

And thank you, I wish you the same.


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lsmith57 5 years ago from derbyshire

statistically how much does each American owe? just a thought :)


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

LOL, good one Ismith57.

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